WOW Dems Members:
Great news! We want our members to be the first to hear! Sharon Hirsch, past president of WOW Dems, has announced her decision to run for the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, Place 4. Sharon is uniquely qualified for this position, with her years of involvement in PISD both as a PTA volunteer and as a valued employee on the PISD administrative team. As we all know, Sharon has great leadership skills and a great vision for our children’s future! Please check out Sharon’s website at vote4sharon.com and like her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vote4sharon.
We listened to your opinions and suggestions to make WOW Dems better, and we aim to please! We will be having MORE General meetings: Mark your calendars: April 9, June 11, Aug 13, Oct 8 with great programs of interest, as well as some fun social activities, different fundraisers, plus outreach to help the community where we can. Check out our first social event of the year Painting with a Twist! Thursday March 26th. We are also working to put together a comprehensive guide to local boards, commissions, and other non-partisan positions that we would like you to consider. And we will get together and head to Austin with Planned Parenthood and other groups, to speak with our Legislators. Our voices will be heard!
Here are some great upcoming Lobby events in Austin: After signing up please email Barb at [email protected] so we can see how many WOW Dems are going and connect people who want to drive, or need rides.
Equality Texas Faith Advocacy Day Tues 2/17, 11am – 4pm Sign up here. There is a $5 registration fee and they want you to RSVP. No transportation is provided to Austin. Location is at First United Methodist Church of Austin- Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St, Austin TX. Go to www.equalitytexas.org for more about the organization.
Advocacy Day 2015, Thursday 2/26 for reproductive health access. Sponsored by Progress Texas, ACLU, Naral Pro-Choice Texas, Texas Freedom Network, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes and others. All-day event includes morning training session, lunch, visits to lawmakers offices, rally and a happy hour! Register here. Note: There is no transportation provided, and no cost.
Join Us for Planned Parenthood Lobby Day Wednesday March 11, 2015.
This Lobby Day is one we’ve supported for years! $20 INCLUDES transportation from Dallas. Please sign up here. Then, contact Barb at [email protected] so we can form carpools to Dallas to catch the bus!
Other Upcoming Events:
Drinking Liberally Plano– 2nd Friday every month at The Rugby House-next gathering Friday 2/13/2015 6:30 -8:30 back room
Living Liberally McKinney Fri Feb 20 Café Malaga 107 S. Church St 6:30 PM
Plano City Council Meeting at City Hall Mon Feb 23 7PM Wear red, and come show your support for the Plano Equal Rights Ordinance.
DPCC Final Friday- Feb 27 Irish Rover Pub 8250 Gaylord Parkway Frisco 6:30 PM
Applications are being accepted for residents interested in running for a seat on the Collin College Board in May. Deadline Feb 27. For more info call 972-758-3800 or email Shirley Harmon. [email protected]
B.R.O.A.D.S (Book Readers of a Democratic Slant) Next meeting March 18th 6:30 PM (Note change to 3rd Wednesday rather than the usual 4th) We will be reading The Working Poor: Invisible in America by DK Shipler. This is one of the books originally banned by Highland Park ISD! Contact [email protected] for more info.
SAVE THE DATES:
First WOW Dems Social Event of the Year: PAINTING WITH A TWIST Thursday March 26th Details to follow!
WOW Dems Quarterly meeting April 9th at the Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway,Plano TX 75093. Plano Police Department Officer Christopher Bianez will present his very interesting “Property Safety Seminar” tailored for WOW Dems! Important tips to help defend yourself against crime!
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
WOW Dems President
Email: [email protected]